Chief Administrative Officer appointed to Peace River Regional District

Peace River Regional District Chair, Karen Goodings announced today that Mr. Harald Hansen will be retiring at the end of the year.

Mr. Hansen is retiring following a 31 year career in local government, the past four years as Chief Administrative Officer for the Peace River Regional District. Chair Goodings says ?Mr. Hansen?s understanding of local government and history of best practices has been a great asset. We are grateful for the years of service that Mr. Hansen has given to the Peace region community over the years and he will be missed. The Board and Staff wish Mr. Hansen every success in his future retirement endeavours.?

Today, the Peace River Regional District ratified the appointment of Mr. Fred Banham as the new Chief Administrative Officer to fill the vacancy left by the retiring Mr. Hansen. Mr. Banham was a former CAO at Tumbler Ridge and has been the Deputy Administrator at the Peace River Regional District for the past four years. Chair Goodings stated ?that the Board looks forward to its continued excellent working relationship with Mr. Banham and Board and Staff are eager to move forward in continuing to deliver quality public service to residents of the Peace.? Mr. Banham will begin his new responsibilities effective October 30th.